Wazzu Weekly: Oct. 21, 2022

Volleyball, soccer each host home games, Ethridge gets extension



WSU outside hitter Laura Jansen serves the ball during an NCAA volleyball game against Oregon, Oct. 7.

SAM TAYLOR, Evergreen sports co-editor

Thursday was the four-year anniversary of ESPN College GameDay finally coming to Pullman. A terrific day for WSU, Pullman and Cougs everywhere.

Relive the sights and sounds of the 2018 football season that made College GameDay possible.

It is a busy weekend in Pullman as Cougar volleyball and soccer both have home games against the Arizona schools. 

WSU women’s basketball signed Kamie Ethridge, their best coach in program history, to a contract extension ahead of a season in which the Cougs seek to return to the NCAA tournament for a third-straight year. The one-year extension keeps Ethridge in Pullman through the 2027-28 season.

Sports is a powerful medium for protest and WSU student-athletes are using their platform accordingly. Members of the WSU soccer team take a knee during the national anthem.

“I was always taught to stand up for things I believe in and to stand up for people who can’t stand up for themselves,” WSU soccer player Mykiaa Minniss said in the article.

Daylon Hicks, Evergreen columnist and WSU high jumper, reflects on the track team’s dynamics.

WSU women’s golf got tenth place at the Marilynn Smith Sunflower Invitational.

WSU swimming lost their first home meet to the Cal Bears.

WSU tennis competed at the International Tennis Association Northwest Regionals.

WSU football is on their bye week and the Mariners season is over. But, the Seattle Seahawks are tied for the lead in their division with three wins and three losses whereas the NFC East appears to have three strong contenders in the Dallas Cowboys, New York Giants and the NFL’s lone undefeated team, the Philadelphia Eagles. Find out what is going on in the NFL from Evergreen reporter Trevor Junt.

Although the Mariners were swept by their dreaded division rival, they did not go down without a fight. The Mariners lost on a walk-off home run and a go-ahead home run by the same slugger, Yordan Alverez. Saturday’s 18-inning game three is the longest postseason game in baseball history, tied with three others.

In fact all four divisional series delivered were littered with history. Take in the sights and sounds of both of the divisional rounds of the MLB playoffs.

The San Diego Padres have a few fans here in Pullman, including Daily Evergreen columnist Erick Agular who is all aboard the Padres hype train.

Week seven of college football brought the grand upset of Alabama finally losing to another team. Knoxville was rocking as Tennessee defeated Alabama 52-49 with a walk-off field goal. Relive that and other moments in Evergreen reporter Brandon Willman’s weekly college football recap.

As part of the Murrow College Rural Reporting Plunge, our deputy photo editor got to cover a high school football game. Check out his coverage here: Lind-Ritzville dominates Reardan in 2B football match

More from the The Daily Evergreen:

WSU athletics concludes first NIL Town Hall

Volleyball escapes mountains with 1-1 record 

Soccer ends losing streak with home draw against Ducks

WSU offense in need of revival as they lose to Oregon State 24-10

Are the Clippers cursed? 

The Atlanta Braves have solved the MLB

Willman’s Heisman top 5 following week seven

New kings of Europe after the first tournament